To honor the war dead and fill an information gap in US mass media, City Newspaper will run weekly lists of American soldiers killed during the occupation of Iraq.
881 American soldiers and 120 Coalition soldiers have been killed in Iraq from the beginning of the war and occupation to July 12. More than 5,394 American soldiers have been wounded in action, while an estimated 11,000 have become ill or been injured in "non-combat" incidents. Nearly one in six soldiers returning from the war shows signs of post-traumatic stress disorder or other emotional difficulties.
American soldiers killed from July 3-12:
Sergeant Michael C. Barkey; 22; Canal Fulton, Ohio | Corporal Jeffrey D. Lawrence; 22; Tucson, Arizona | Specialist William River Emanuel IV; 19; Stockton, California | Specialist Sonny Gene Sampler; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | Private First Class Collier Edwin Barcus; 21; McHenry, Illinois | Specialist Jeremiah Schmunk; 20; Kennewick, Washington | Specialist Shawn Davies; 22; Hopewell, Pennsylvania | Sergeant Robert Colvill; 31; Anderson, Indiana | Private First Class Samuel R. Bowen; 38; Cleveland, Ohio | Lance Corporal Scott E. Dougherty; 20; Bradenton, Florida | Private First Class Rodricka A. Youmans; 22; Allendale, South Carolina | Lance Corporal Justin T. Hunt; 22; Riverside, California | Corporal Dallas L. Kerns; 21; Mountain Grove, Missouri | Staff Sergeant Stephen G. Martin; 39; Rhinelander, Wisconsin | Lance Corporal Michael S. Torres; 21; El Paso, Texas | Lance Corporal John J. Vangyzen IV; 21; Bristol, Massachusetts | Second Lieutenant Brian D. Smith; 30; McKinney, Texas | Lance Corporal Timothy R. Creager; 21; Millington, Texas | Lance Corporal James B. Huston, Jr.; 22; Umatilla, Oregon | Sergeant Christopher A. Wagener; 24; Fairview Heights, Illinois
Sources: US Department of Defense, www.icasualties.org, The Institute for Policy Studies, Foreign Policy In Focus, www.antiwar.com, CNN, The New York Times
--- Jennifer Weiss